Danger! Malware Ahead!

Malware. We’ve all heard of it. It’s been headline news. The US Dept. of Homeland Security issues daily threat alerts. Software companies and device manufacturers scramble to patch discovered exploits. Many of us have had friends, family or colleagues who have been infected.

Malware. Malicious software. We know it’s bad.

When it comes to malware threats, there are no sacred cows. Not little old ladies. Not Pope Francis. Anything and everything is fair game for infection and has most likely been compromised at some point in time. In addition to the usual slate of victims such as financial institutions, government agenciesmedia websitesretail outlets and nuclear power plants (really!), some telling examples include hospitals, schools, senior citizens and churches.